University Service


Executive Committee member for Trent University NSERC CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program): A world-class Advanced Environmental Technologies (ADVENT) Program.


President’s Government Relations Committee

2010 – 2013

Senate and Senate Executive

2010 – 2013

Senate Nominating and Governance Subcommittee

2010 – 2013

Council of Ontario Universities (COU), Trent University Alternate Representative

2009 – 2010

Committee on Academic Personnel (COAP)

2009 – 2010

Trent University Integrated Planning Strategic Directions Committee


Invited to Workshop hosted by the Special Advisory Committee on Changing Academic Structures for consultation.


Submitted the following Unit Plans

  • 1-Year Cost-Recovery MSc in Forensic Science; and

  • 1-Year Cost-Recovery MSc in Natural Resource Management and Conservation.

2008 – 2009

Chair of Tenure Committee for Dr. Barry Saville in the Forensic Science Program. Dr. Saville was successfully granted tenure.

2008 – 2009

Chair of the Biology Department Restructuring Committee to review and revise the committee and reporting structure to the Chair of the Department.

2005 – 2008

Founding Chair, Forensic Science Program, a joint applied degree program between Trent University and Fleming College, and an Ontario approved professional degree, specifically a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science (BScF.S).

Primary Achievements as Chair:

  • Negotiated all space, start-up and operating funds and staffing resulting in the hiring of an Academic/Administrative Secretary, a part-time Placement Officer, a joint Biology/Forensic faculty position, a full-time Forensic faculty position, and the successful negotiation of a joint Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources/Trent Research Chair in Wildlife Genetics & Forensics.

  • Established and maintained an Advisory Committee consisting of academics from Trent University and Fleming college, forensic practitioners from government (e.g. the RCMP National DNA Database and Forensic Services, the Centre of Forensic Sciences), the private sector (e.g. Maxxam Analytics) and law enforcement agencies (e.g. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)). The Advisory Committee reviews program curriculum and facilitates the placement program.


Biology Department Curriculum Committee

2009 – 2010

Biology Department Research & Graduate Studies Committee

2005 – 2008

Faculty Board

2005 – 2008

Science Chairs Committee

2005 – 2006

Senate & Senate Executive, Trent University

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